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Sony's PlayStation VR headset is officially a success

Sony's PlayStation VR headset is officially a success

PlayStation 4 console sales have surpassed 70 million, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment. Again, there's a difference here, in that the PS2's numbers are shipments to retailers, and the PS4's numbers are sold through to consumers.

As of December 3, the PlayStation 4 reached 70.6 million consoles sold. Tacking on 20 million more sales throughout 2017 - in the midst of the Nintendo Switch's thriving launch - is no small feat. As a bonus, PlayStation VR has surpassed 2 million units - not as impressive as the PS4 numbers, but still enough to qualify PSVR as the most successful VR headset on the market (excluding cheap solutions like Google Cardboard). Sony does not break out how numerous consoles are PS4 Pro. The system's appeal has been boosted by a superb library of critically acclaimed exclusive titles, such as Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Last Guardian.

Andrew House, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is pleased with these results and is pleased that virtual reality is gaining ground. Plus, the company has said that more than 12 million PSVR games have been sold as of this month.

The new figures include sales up to December 3, meaning the heavy discounts on Black Friday will have contributed significantly to the tally. Even 2017's hottest new console, Nintendo's Switch, sold just 4.7 million units in its first four months. "Our business model involves selling both the game console and the software for it, so we're working to get more customers paying continuously for content, for example through paid subscription services". PS VR, which launched a year ago, continues to sell well, especially following great deals over Black Friday.

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